City of Raton, Parks and Rec Department
Parking. Picnic tables. Hiking trails. Interpretive signs.
Climax Canyon Park includes Climax Canyon at the end of Apache Street, Goat Hill with the American flag, a location where the famous KT-Boundary is exposed, an old coal mine, a group picnic area, and the historic Old Raton Pass.
The terrain is moderately rugged. The hiking trails stay clear of existing roads while meandering through native pinon-juniper forests and stands of ponderosa pine. Hikers share the trails with deer, black bears, rattlesnakes, and an occasional mountain lion.
Hiking Opportunities: There are 3 miles of hiking trails in Climax Canyon, more than some state parks.
Paddling Opportunities: None.
Raton Parks and Recreation Department official website: link
Climax Canyon trail map from the City of Raton website: pdf
Web page of photos: Link
- Climax Canyon Nature Trail is now a National Recreation Trail
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